micro:bit classroom Gives Educators a Platform to Make Programming Lessons More Productive @microbit_edu @Nominet

The micro:bit world has some big news. In coordination with Nominet, they have launched a new platform aimed at helping educators better organize coding lessons.

Some of the capabilities of the platform include:

Manage whole class coding lessons in minutes. Distribute code to your class, save and resume students’ work, all without the need to register an account.

Additionally micro:bit also has a new website. Per their newsletter:

The new microbit.org website is now live! It better supports teachers of digital skills, whether they’re subject specialists or just getting started, with brand new original content written by experts in education and physical computing:

  • Get started animated videos
  • First steps guides explaining the micro:bit from first use to features in-depth.
  • Quick projects in MakeCode, Python & Scratch, and longer design challenges which you can filter by level, device feature and topics for computing and other subjects.
  • New units of work, curriculum-linked lessons for ages 7-14, all downloadable and editable.
  • All content is free and available without logins or passwords.

Check out micro:bit’s new website and classroom educators tool now!

Update – Additional info here:

Micro:bit Educational Foundation and Nominet launch micro:bit classroom

Adam Leach, Managing Director of New Ventures at Nominet and Director of the Micro:bit Educational Foundation says:

“We all rely on teachers to help inspire our children to learn important new skills. Funding this project means we are helping busy teachers, including those who don’t have a technology background, to bring coding into the classroom. We know that when time is short, teachers appreciate being able to access and set up micro:bit lessons in less than 2 minutes.

“Our role at the heart of the UK’s internet infrastructure puts us in a unique position to be able to fund and support initiatives like micro:bit classroom. Doing so as part of our public benefit programme will go some way to help future-proof the UK’s digital workforce and economy, to ensure a vibrant digital future for all.”

Nominet is driven by a commitment to use technology to improve connectivity, security and inclusivity online. For over 20 years, Nominet has run the UK internet infrastructure, developing an expertise in the Domain Name System (DNS) that now underpins sophisticated threat monitoring, detection, prevention, and analytics that is used by governments and enterprises to mitigate cyber threats. Our public benefit programme aims to improve the lives of one million people, providing support and opportunities to tackle some of the most important digital issues facing young people in the UK today.

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